It's this truth from Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Vows We Have Made that defines the entire purpose of the Living Letters category here on A&D, so it makes perfect sense that this film inspired one of those letters, submitted almost immediately after the film by Darlene C.
I realized that I identified with Oliver’s story in more ways than one. You see when I was a child my dad had many problems and was in and out of my life. Sometimes he would load the car and threaten to leave. I would stand in the front yard and beg him not to go. In my mind it was my fault. When I was a teenager my dad left us for a year. The reason is unimportant but all I saw was my mom’s broken heart. All I knew was men left. My dad did return after a year and eventually the Lord healed my parents’ marriage. However, I still believed that men left.
After I graduated from college I fell in love with the man of my dreams. We dated for 1 ½ years. He was perfect – kind, smart, handsome and gay. I was brokenhearted and once again a man left. As I grew older, I began to think there was something broken in me and that was the reason no one ever loved me. At 67 years old I have never married.
Hearing Oliver in The Vows We Have Made, I began to sob. It wasn't me and what I used to call my fear of commitment or anything broken in me! It was the fact that the men "didn't know who they were!" After hearing those words I had such peace in my heart. There truly is nothing wrong with me! Every single thing that happened to me was a part of His plan and He used it all to make the woman I am today.
As I reflect back on that little girl begging Daddy not to leave, I know now that "God will never leave me nor forsake me." (Joshua 1:5) - that I am complete in Him.
I know there are many of you who were also inspired to let go of things you're holding onto as a result of this film. And if you're willing to share, I'm willing to post.
The Living Letters series continues as long as there are stories (or even praise reports) to share, and I'm always looking for submissions. If you would like to contribute something about how Signed, Sealed, Delivered has impacted your life (or even your wardrobe) that you'd be willing to share here on A&D, feel free to email me. Keep the good going and submit yours today!
Much POstable Love,